Verizon offers new unlimited plans for connected devices
The Unlimited Plus plan offers MiFis, hotspots and jetpacks unlimited 5G Ultra Wideband service and unlimited mobile hotspot (30GB of 4G LTE and 600Kbps for the remainder of the month). But what if you don’t need or want 5G service? Verizon has you covered there as well.
The Unlimited plan for tablets and hotspots costs $20 per month if you already have a Verizon unlimited smartphone plan. This plan gives tablets unlimited 4G LTE data. After 15GB has been consumed, your service could be temporarily throttled during periods of network congestion. This plan also includes unlimited mobile hotspot sevice with 15GB of 4G LTE data. Once that amount of data is consumed, the hotspot data speed drops to 600Kbps for the remainder of the month. The Unlimited service for Jetpacks, MiFi, and hotspots also features unlimited service with 15GB traveling at 4G LTE data speed. After that faster data speed is used, data speed drops to 600Kbps for the rest of the month.
Lastly, Verizon has made things easier for smartwatch users. The Unlimited smartwatch plan is priced at $10 per month although you must already have an existing smartphone on an unlimited plan. This plan comes with unlimited data, 15GB of which runs at 4G LTE data speed. Once the 15GB is consumed, data could be temporarily throttled during times of network congestion. This plan also features unlimited talk and text.
All of Verizon’s connected plans will also work with the carrier’s Nationwide 5G service when it is launched later this year. This will require a 5G Nationwide capable device inside the Verizon 5G Nationwide coverage area. The latter service does not call for the use of mmWave 5G and instead deploys dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology. This allows LTE and 5G signals to travel simultaneously over low-band signals. The latter travel farther and penetrate structures better than the mmWave 5G used for Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband, but will not deliver the extremely fast 5G data speeds that mmWave is known for.